Psychotherapy Training & Accreditation
Sandra has a Diploma in Addiction Studies (1999) and a BA (Hons) in Counseling & Psychotherapy from the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) Limerick (2010). She has a BA (Hons) in Youth & Community Work from Maynooth University, and is currently pursuing an MA in Adolescent Psychotherapy with Blackfort Gestalt Institute in conjunction with University of Northampton. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and EFT.
Sandra is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Counselors and Psychotherapists (APCP) and abides by the code of ethics laid down by APCP
Counseling & Psychotherapeutic Approach
Sandra is a person centered therapist whose work is based within a humanistic and integrative approach. She works by holding space for the client to come to a place of knowing in relation to their issue, working creatively and with various techniques to facilitate the client’s process.
While working with Adolescents and their parents (individually & together) she holds a space whereby the adolescent feels safe to express themselves. This approach works with the knowing that the client is expert of his or her own life and that the relationship between therapist and client is central to the therapeutic process.
Counseling Experience & Areas of Interest
Sandra has worked with clients both adult and adolescent on a broad spectrum of issues from social anxiety, general anxiety, intrusive thoughts, depression, grief & loss, loss of identity, trauma, financial difficulties, sexual issues, complicated grief, divorce or loss of a relationship, Shame, birth trauma, body dysmorphia to name but a few.
Sandra’s area of interest include, working with adolescents, couples and individuals experiencing challenges and bereavements within their relationships and life space.
Sandra has worked in private practice for several years. She also facilitates workshops within corporate settings.